The Nationalist Congress Party today informed that decision on NCP’s role in the state government would be taken in Delhi on Wednesday.
NCP leader and former Tourism Minister Micky Pacheco who met Party Supremo Sharad Pawar in Delhi said that they will have another round of crucial talks on Wenesday. “The meeting was fruitful. Things are working in right direction. We have been asked to stay back in Delhi for another round of talks on Wednesday”, he said and added that NCP General Secretary will join them. He also informed that some important decisions on the party organization would be taken in tomorrow’s meeting.
Senior state level NCP leaders led by Pacheco have been camping in Delhi since last two days after they were summoned by Pawar. The Delhi trip is a follow up of NCP’s state executive’s move to resign en-mass from the party organization.
The leaders are rallying behind Pacheco, who has not been inducted in the cabinet by Congress-led state government although NCP high command has cleared his induction.
NCP’s national leaders including A P Sangma, Nivedita Mane were present for the meeting. The Goa unit was represented by Pacheco, state general secretaries Venkatesh Moni, Prakash Fadte, secretaries Irwin Soares, Anil Jolapure and senior leader Lyndon Monteiro.
NCP, which is a coalition partner in Digambar Kamat-led government, was rattled after two of its ministers – Jose Philip D’Souza and Nilkant Halarnkar, began hobnobbing with the Congress party.
Pawar then had asked both the ministers to quit from the cabinet, which they refused to do. Following which the chief minister was asked to drop them from the cabinet.
NCP Chief Pawar’s requests were not conceded to by the congress, which feared to face a major revolt within the party organization led by public works department minister Churchill Alemao.